27 Nov 2017


Book Review / The Mother by Jaime Raven

I’ve taken your daughter, as punishment for what you did …

Prepare to be gripped by the heart-stopping new thriller from the author of The Madam.

South London detective Sarah Mason is a single mother. It’s a tough life, but Sarah gets by. She and her ex-husband, fellow detective Adam Boyd, adore their 15-month-old daughter Molly.

Until Sarah’s world falls apart when she receives a devastating threat: Her daughter has been taken, and the abductor plans to raise Molly as their own, as punishment for something Sarah did.

Sarah is forced to stand back while her team try to track down the kidnapper. But her colleagues aren’t working fast enough to find Molly. To save her daughter, Sarah must take matters into her own hands, in a desperate hunt that will take her to the very depths of London’s underworld.

Published:     7th September 2017
Publisher:  Avon
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Series or Stand-Alone:  Stand-Alone
Source:  Review Copy from Publisher


After reading and loving The Alibi by this author, I just had to read this one!   Great suspense and a few twists and turns, that is all I need in a good thriller.  Oh and, of course, a good plot.  This book had all of them.  You have the one question right from the start, your daughter has been kidnappeed for what you did, what was the reason?  That question alone kept me reading.  I had to know why!

What puzzled me a bit with this book is the question of your daughter has gone missing, your ex-husband goes all out in trying to find her but you don't get involved until halfway through the story.  That part confused me a bit.  

With the exception of a bit of a slow pace in the middle of the book, this was a great read.  I did guess the twist in this story but I still enjoyed the ride of getting to that point.